2 Pounds Seed Potatoes

cebiginalaska(3a)April 17, 2013

Hello. I just bought two pounds of Yukon Gold and two pounds of All Blue seed potatoes. I knew I wasn't going to get much but the potatoes that I received were huge They were already starting to grow I cut the Yukon Golds in half because they didn't have very much eyes. That scar was there when I received it.

I haven't received the All Blue potatoes yet. I was wondering if I should buy more seed potatoes. 5 of the seed cutting potatoes are starting to grow but our ground is still frozen with snow still here. 5 of the seed potato cuttings I am not so sure about. I am wondering if I should buy 4 more pounds (2 of each) I bought these from territorial seed company.

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bart1(6/7 Northern VA)

I'd put the ones you have in the 'fridge to slow their growth. It's not an issue that they are already sprouting, it's actually a good thing and will speed their growth in the garden, but it *IS* a problem if you can't plant them for a while. So get them in the 'fridge ASAP.

As for buying more......up to you, but the best deals are found at local stores if they carry potatoes. My local Southern States sells them for something like $0.43 per pound!!! Of course that does you no good if you can't get them locally.

The ones I don't get locally, I get from an outfit called DeBruyn Seeds (see the link below). They have fantastic prices on potatoes and asparagus. For instance, you spent $15.50 for 2 lbs of Yukon Gold at Territorial, but DeBruyn has 5 lbs for $3.49 and 50 lbs for $19.50!!! For a mere 4 extra dollars, you'd get 48 more pounds of potatoes!!!!!

I've been buying both asparagus and potatoes from them for years and have never been disappointed. I have no affiliation with them, just a satisfied customer

Here is a link that might be useful: DeBruyn Seed Co

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